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Get lifetime access to the Android Game Developer Bundle for $49 (93% off)

Many people want to build apps and games for Android, but most don’t know where to start. If you’re one of those people, we may have a deal that could be just right for you. The Android Game Developer Bundle offers seven all-level online courses for building Android apps and games. With these …

5 Android apps you can't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are your headlines this week:<p>Hyundai announced an Android Wear app that will remote start your car and find it in a parking lot.<br>• Monument Valley developer shows that piracy is still alive and strong on Android.<br>• A Need for Speed: No Limits teaser video appeared …

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A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

There's more than one Sony — the other is Google

Sony should be unstoppable. No other company has such a potent mix of content, brand cachet, and hardware design in multiple areas. But the story with Sony for well over a decade has been its ineptitude at bringing all these things together to form a coherent whole.<p>CEO Kaz Hirai acknowledged this …

The 10 most popular smartphones of 2014: in pictures - Telegraph

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These are all of the awesome (and awful) movies disappearing from Netflix on January 1st

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. America’s favorite streaming movie and TV service adds new content every week as it looks to add even more …

Independence Day 2 confirmed, without Will Smith

The sequel to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day is set for release in summer 2016<p>A sequel to Independence Day, Roland Emmerich's 1996 sci-fi epic starring Will Smith, has been confirmed for production by 20th Century Fox.<p>Dean Devlin, producer of the original film – who will retain his …

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There's a Better Way to Board Planes

Back-to-front remains an industry standard even though there's an alternative that's nearly twice as fast.<p>‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There’s stressful security, the madding …

Next-gen GTA V goes first-person and 4K

Rockstar Games has confirmed that its upcoming revamp of<p><i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> for next-gen consoles will introduce a first-person mode. The PC release …

Which gaming PCs are worth buying?

If you're serious about your computer gaming, you're going to want a desktop made for it. Many gamers choose to build their own, selecting the parts that best suit their needs. But to do that, you need the time and money, and it also generally helps to know what you're doing. For those of you …

Far beyond the stars in the constellation of Leo (The Lion) is irregular galaxy IC 559. IC 559 is not your everyday galaxy. With its irregular shape and bright blue spattering of stars, it is a fascinating galactic anomaly. It may look like sparse cloud, but it is in fact full of gas and dust which is spawning new stars. Discovered in 1893, IC 559 lacks the symmetrical spiral appearance of some of its galactic peers and not does not conform to a regular shape. It is actually classified as a “type Sm” galaxy — an irregular galaxy with some evidence for a spiral structure. Irregular galaxies make up about a quarter of all known galaxies and do not fall into any of the regular classes of the Hubble sequence. Most of these uniquely shaped galaxies were not always so — IC 559 may have once been a conventional spiral galaxy that was then distorted and twisted by the gravity of a nearby cosmic companion. This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, combines a wide range of wavelengths spanning the ultraviolet, optical, and infrared parts of the spectrum. Image credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, D. Calzetti (UMass) and the LEGUS Team #nasagoddard #hubble #space #galaxy #star

5 Android apps you can't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! This week we talk about Rocket Player’s return to the Google Play Store. Google has cleaned up all of the Swing Copter clones which is a good thing. As it turns out, Amazon bought Twitch and not Google. A new study came out that shows that mobile usage trumps …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Vancouver

Nestled on <b>British Columbia's</b> coast, Canada’s third largest city is known for its rich cultural offerings and easy access to the sea and mountains—"Just a 20-minute drive takes you to landscapes seemingly untouched by humankind," says local award-winning designer and architect Omer Arbel. Here you …

Zotac ZBox EN760 Mini PC Review -- Tiny Footprint, Powerful Gaming Performance

Until recently the mini-PC form factor has suffered a bad rap, albeit a justified one. Diminutive boxes like the Zotac ZBox line and the Xi3 Piston are necessarily confined to embedded graphics solutions like AMD’s APUs or Intel's HD and Iris graphics platforms, simply due to restrictions on size …